ID24: Governance in mountain areas


  • Full Title

    What governance for mountain areas? Case studies from European countries

  • Scheduled

    Tuesday, 2022-09-13

  • Convener

  • Co-Conveners

    Bernat Claramunt-Lopez, Anna Giorgi and Andreja Borec

  • Assigned to Synthesis Workshop

  • Keywords

    mountain development, place-based policies, territorial development, governance


Mountain areas cover an important amount of European surface. To date, however, only a few European countries have promoted the establishment of place-based policies tailored for the development of these unique territories. This session investigates how different European countries, with a consistent portion of mountain territories, approach the topic of sustainable development in the context of mountain areas. The definition of specific new approaches and strategies to interact and communicate with the different stakeholders while overcoming distances, and also the establishment of new and strategic alliances between institutions at different territorial levels, are not easy tasks but are essential to generate results and facilitate the increase in knowledge and awareness required to create a new and modern vision for the future of mountain territories. The territorial dimension is crucial in promoting a coherent place-based development model able to support the sustainable development of mountain areas: how are different countries approaching this challenge? How should they?

Registered Abstracts

ID26: High Altitude Natural Laboratories
ID23: Glacier-atmosphere coupling in mountain environments